Active Pathways Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for children 2 – 3 years of age. All of the activities in Pre-Kindergarten are developed in conjunction with the criteria outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework. The activities focus on a range of key skills and abilities including:
- Cultural knowledge and understanding
- Scientific thinking
- Mathematical awareness and concepts
- Imaginative play
- Outdoor play [including development of gross motor skills]
- Development of sharing and teamwork
- Physical health and nutrition
Pre-Kindergarten also offers weekly music classes, which are designed to introduce children to a range of musical instruments, music beats, and rhythm. The Pre-Kindergarten program introduces a range of concepts and ideas to children, and these activities change each term in order to provide a diversity of experiences.
We are regularly accessing a range of outside opportunities for the children and we offer a range of stimulating incursions such as environmental visits from the Local Council to assist with our worm farms; visits from allied health progressions such as the “tooth fairy” to teach children about oral hygiene; regular visits from our emergency services; French language lessons and toddler Yoga.
The Pre-Kindergarten stage for children is a special time and it is during this period that children are learning a range of new skills including how to partake in social interaction, turn taking, elementary conflict resolution skills, and strategies for emotional regulation and self-soothing. Active Pathways educators strive to ensure that their toddlers are given all the love and care necessary to develop the skills required to make strong bonds and attachments.